JONES, JOHN MORGAN (1861 - 1935), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author

Name: John Morgan Jones
Date of birth: 1861
Date of death: 1935
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths

Born 26 March 1861 at Margam, Glamorganshire He worked in that district for some time before proceeding to Arnold College, Swansea, and thence to Trevecka College. He held pastorates at Bwlch (Brecknock) and Alexandra Road, Swansea, before entering S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1895; he graduated in 1898 [ M.A. 1903 ]. In the same year he was appointed minister of Hope English C.M. chapel at Merthyr Tydfil, and remained there all his life with the exception of one short period at Tŵrgwyn, Bangor, in 1902. He was a keen scholar, and a man of strong convictions who took a practical interest in the social and economic conditions of the people amongst whom he worked. He held office as secretary and chairman of the Conference of English churches of the C.M. Church of Wales. He published a Welsh life of John Calvin entitled John Calvin: ei fywyd a'i waith, 1909, and a Welsh commentary on ' Second Isaiah,' Llyfr y Proffwyd Esaiah; esboniad: pen. xl-lxvi, 1919. A series of lectures on the religion of Israel delivered under the joint auspices of Cardiff University Colleges and the Workers' Educational Association, was published as Y Datguddiad O Dduw yn yr Hen Destament, 1936; an English translation appeared in 1942 entitled The Revelation of God in the Old Testament. He was an uncompromising pacifist. He died 22 July 1935.


Published date: 1959

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